Sheet Music: Score
Glisten : for solo piano / Katy Abbott.
by Katy Abbott Kvasnica (2013)
Domenico Scarlatti (1685 - 1757) composed about 555 piano sonatas. His sonatas had a distinctive structure on which Glisten is based. The commonalities include the duration and distinctive binary form. Scarlatti often distinguished the two parts of the structure with a pause (termed 'crux' by musicologist Ralph Kirkpatrick). Glisten also includes a crux. The use of modulation as a development tool is important in the development of both the Scarlatti sonatas and Glisten.
point in the writing of this piece comes from a few bars of another
work that Abbott was writing at the time: Introduced
Species for orchestra. The main motif was taken from one of
the motifs found in the second movement of the work, where
programmatically, light is glistening on the spray of the ocean's
Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (8p. -- A4 (portrait))
Duration: 4 mins
Includes program note.
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